Vienna’s municipal government transformed the city’s largest shopping street, Mariahilferstrasse, from a major arterial to a partially car-free promenade. The 1.6km-long street is now divided into a number of zones that are fully car free as well as zones that allow limited automobile traffic. The design aimed to redevelop the street for pedestrians and bicyclists while also creating spaces where people can hang out. A number of different clusters with varying constellations of street furniture, green spaces and fountains provide pedestrians with places to stop and rest. Already in the design phase, the street furniture was placed in the newly closed central section to help users get used to the new situation.

*in collaboration with Bureau B+B

Client: Municipality of Vienna
Design: 2013–2014